A few weeks ago Dimitri and Fred held their 4th, very successful, Fondue meeting in the Swiss Alps. Below are a few words that I received from Dimitri this morning for your enjoyment.
This Year, as we had moved, we couldn’t invite all the participant to our place which is now too far away. So we rented the ancient local “bread oven”. This oven was, in the past, heated for all the village and everyone could come twice a week to cook his own bread.
This place is now restored, the oven again in use and as member of this association we were able to rent it for the first part of the event: The “apero des régions”.
This now traditional lunch aperitif is made by all participant. Everybody brings some drinks and food specialities to share with the others.
About 70 people came there from Luxembourg, Belgium, France, Netherlands, Germany, USA, Great Britain, and Switzerland of course.
After this nice afternoon, we all went to Mariette’s Restaurant up on the hill to have the Swiss Cheese Fondue evening meal.
A great warm atmosphere, really good fondue, and we distributed all the prices for the contest.
Thanks to our sponsors: Hirsch Performance, Editions Atlas, Thesaabfarm.com, Garage Asticher, Dimini.ch
On the Sunday morning, Mariette made a huge brunch and it was time to leave for all the participants who had a long way back home.
As Mariette will close her restaurant next summer and because of our new location, we knew that it was the last one in le Côty. Next Year is already planned on 14-15 February 2015, in Vallorbe.
But don’t worry, the same athmospere will be there and Mariette will come to cook the fondue!
Kind regards from Switzerland.
Dimitri and Frederic
There is a report by Remi in French at http://saablog-in.blogspot.ch/2014/01/saab-swiss-fondue-2014-la-video.html, with many more pictures plus a video by Remi and Stephane.